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Bristol Rovers 1-1 Bury

Bristol Rovers shared the points with Bury after failing to build on an early penalty.

John-Joe O'Toole struck from the spot when Shaun Beeley mistimed his challenge on Eliot Richards.

But Beeley was redeemed when he delivered a cross from the right and Danny Hylton converted from close in.

Bury's Shaun Harrad headed onto the crossbar after the break, having fired over with the goal at his mercy in the first half, but could not find the net.

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Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

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"We've tried really hard. It sounds a bit school boy, but I cannot grumble about how hard the boys have tried.

"We got a lovely start with a decision before the game's really got going. We've tucked it away and then we've been on the back foot

"To be fair to them, they took the game to us throughout the first half. They were very strong and knocked us about a little bit and we found that difficult to stand up to.

"But after half-time we regrouped and became the better team. It was one of those football matches really."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 24O ClarkeSubstituted forLockyerat 61'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 22PackwoodBooked at 25mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 33SantosSubstituted forHarrisonat 80'minutes
  • 32O'Toole
  • 9Harrold
  • 19Beardsley
  • 10Richards

Substitutes

  • 7Clarkson
  • 15Norburn
  • 17Harrison
  • 18Harding
  • 20Gough
  • 26Brunt
  • 30Lockyer

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 2Beeley
  • 23Howell
  • 6Proctor
  • 4HindsSubstituted forEdjengueleat 13'minutes
  • 5Cameron
  • 12SedgwickBooked at 23minsSubstituted forJonesat 55'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 14HarradSubstituted forNardielloat 66'minutes
  • 24HyltonBooked at 45mins
  • 15Mayor

Substitutes

  • 7Jones
  • 8Miller
  • 11Holden
  • 18Nardiello
  • 25Edjenguele
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 31Walker
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
5,534

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamBury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Bury 1.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

William Edjenguele (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Craig Jones.

Dean Howell (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Craig Jones.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match William Edjenguele (Bury) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Alefe Santos because of an injury.

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Attempt saved. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Andrew Proctor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by John-Joe O'Toole.

Dean Howell (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Daniel Nardiello replaces Shaun Harrad.

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by William Edjenguele.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Lockyer replaces Ollie Clarke.

Shaun Harrad (Bury) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

Attempt saved. Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Craig Jones replaces Chris Sedgwick.

Danny Hylton (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1685326141229
2Chesterfield168532314929
3Rochdale169252520529
4Fleetwood169162617928
5Southend168262014626
6Newport167542419526
7Dag & Red167542420426
8Morecambe167452322125
9Wimbledon167362119224
10Exeter167362019124
11Burton167362020024
12Scunthorpe166641719-224
13Wycombe156362119221
14Hartlepool166371919021
15Mansfield165651618-221
16Portsmouth155552326-320
17Cheltenham165562328-520
18Plymouth165471116-519
19York164572225-317
20Bristol Rovers163671319-615
21Bury163581721-414
22Accrington163581422-814
23Torquay163581727-1014
24Northampton163491422-813
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